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North Leeds School Guide

The suburbs of North Leeds are perfect for families, each is full of sought after primary schools and secondary schools.

Primary Schools

Take a look at our picks of the most sought-after primary schools in North Leeds, with these schools having the highest number of first choice applications for children due to start school in September 2020.

 

Roundhay Primary School

Suburb: Roundhay

Ofsted Rating: Outstanding

Their ethos: To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.’

 

Manor Wood Primary School

Suburb: Moortown

Ofsted Rating: Outstanding

Their ethos: The school endorses the universal ambition that every child and young person, whatever their background or circumstances are, can stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being.

 

Highfield Primary School

Suburb: Moortown

Ofsted Rating: Outstanding

Their ethos: We passionately believe in developing a life-long love of learning within an inspirational and inclusive environment.

 

Alwoodley Primary School

Suburb: Alwoodley

Ofsted Rating: Outstanding

Their ethos: Learning together, growing stronger.

 

Gledhow Primary School

Suburb: Roundhay

Ofsted Rating: Good

Their ethos: Our school is a safe, happy and caring community supporting ambition and achievement for all. School Motto: Enjoying today, creating positive tomorrows.

 

Talbot Primary School

Suburb: Roundhay

Ofsted Rating: Good

Their ethos: An inclusive, friendly community school, striving for excellence and enjoyment. Children will leave our school as kind, confident and resilient citizens with a passion for learning. 

 

Allerton C of E Primary School

Suburb: Alwoodley

Ofsted Rating: Good

Their ethos: We work towards a world where we love, learn and flourish. We will achieve this by developing children to have helping hands, an enquiring mind, an open heart, a resilient spirit, a sense of wonder and to take responsible steps.

 

Chapel Allerton Primary School

Suburb: Chapel Allerton

Ofsted Rating: Good

Their ethos: Enjoy challenges, anticipate success and achieve the highest possible standards.

 

Cookridge Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

Suburb: Cookridge

Ofsted Rating: Good

Their ethos: To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

 

Secondary Schools

Secondary schools are graded on their 'Attainment 8' scores - that's how well pupils have performed in up to eight GCSE qualifications, which includes English and Maths. The average revised Attainment 8 score for schools in Leeds in 2019 was 45.1, but some schools performed far better.

 

Allerton High School

Suburb: Alwoodley

Attainment 8 score: 57.8

Their ethos: The school's mission is to 'enable young people to achieve success'.

 

Gateways School

Suburb: Harewood 

Attainment 8 score: 56.1

Their ethos: To teach an excellent academic programme, with high standards and high expectations, so that each pupil may secure the best possible qualifications.

 

Boston Spa Academy

Suburb: Wetherby

Attainment 8 score: 54.3

Their ethos: Teaching students to take responsibility for their own actions; Understand the value of hard work and resilience when facing challenges; Secure the essential skills of communication, literacy, numeracy and ICT; Develop leadership skills to prepare them for the world of further study and work.

 

Horsforth School

Suburb: Horsforth

Attainment 8 score: 53.9

Their ethos: We firmly believe in “Opportunity and achievement for all.” We aim for all students to achieve excellent outcomes and this is not simply exam results but where students get to as a result of their experience at Horsforth School.

 

Roundhay School

Suburb: Roundhay

Attainment 8 score: 52.8

Their ethos: Supports democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs 

 

Wetherby High School

Suburb: Wetherby 

Attainment 8 score: 48.5

Their ethos: Our commitment is to educate and develop each child personally, as well as academically. This ensures that each child is known – both in terms of their learning profile and as a valued individual within our school community.

 

Cardinal Heenan

Suburb: Meanwood

Attainment 8 score: 51.9

Their ethos: Strongly promotes tolerance of and respect for people of all cultures, lifestyles and faiths (or those of no faith). 

 

The Grammar School at Leeds

Suburb: Alwoodley

Attainment 8 score: 46.8

Their ethos: Students flourish in an ambitious and aspirational environment, but crucially they also enjoy a friendly and caring community.

 

Allerton Grange

Suburb: Roundhay

Attainment 8 score: 42.8

Their ethos: We expect every student to aspire to be the best they can be.

 

Lawnswood School

Suburb: Lawnswood

Attainment 8 score: 42.3

Their ethos: We aim to create an inspirational community of learning where we combine our ambitions for academic attainment with an emphasis on students' moral, personal, social and spiritual needs, so that they may take their place as caring, committed, self-aware and confident members of society.